Participation of László Andor at the Conference on Social Investment Package

Type: Report   Reference: I-077868   Duration: 10:02:59  Lieu:
End production: 03/05/2013   First transmission: 03/05/2013
László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, addressed the conference on the implementation of the Social Investment Package on 3 May 2013 in Leuven. The conference took place on 2 and 3 May under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU in the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The main conclusion of the conference was that people are Europe’s biggest asset and only by investing more and better in women and men, from birth to old age, will Europe get out of the crisis, and ensure credibility and legitimacy.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Shots from the city of Leuven (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:15 EU and Irish flags 00:00:05
10:00:20 Exterior views of the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:30 People talking in the courtyard of the Institute (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:40 László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, arriving to the conference (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:47 Cutaways of conference room (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:57 Cutaways of conference room with László Andor in picture (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:01:07 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): Investing in people is the best investment we can make. It has been proved that adequate social benefits and services that focus on developing people's capabilities from cradle to grave bring a high social and economic return. 00:00:19
10:01:27 Cutaway of photographer 00:00:05
10:01:32 Cutaways of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:01:42 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): the EU’s efforts to meet its quantified objective for reducing poverty are to be credible, a minimum percentage of Cohesion Policy funding — amounting to at least 25% — must be devoted to investing in people and employment and social reform through the European Social Fund. 00:00:21
10:02:04 Cutaways of the audience (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:02:19 SOUNDBITE by László Andor (in ENGLISH): The Commission is currently finalising operational guidance on how to use the European Social Fund, to support social investment, in all four of the Fund’s investment priority areas: promoting employment, investing in education, combating poverty and enhancing institutional capacity. I urge the Member States to make full use of the opportunities presented by the European Social Fund in all of these areas. 00:00:30
10:02:49 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:02:54 Atmosphere in the courtyard of the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe 00:00:05
10:02:59 Cutaway of a street of Leuven 00:00:04
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